Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter, serves as assistant director for Spencer Hospital Community Health Services and Clay County Public Health. Colette has enjoyed the variety of responsibilities her nursing career has provided, yet has a passion for public health and safety. 

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • Your Blood Pressure – New Guidelines

    Did you know that almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure? Could you be one of the 103 million at risk for heart attack and stroke? For years, we've known high blood pressure (hypertension) to be a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. But guidelines have recently changed.

  • Cancer Prevention – Give it a Shot!

    You've likely heard of the HPV vaccine. It is one of three adolescent vaccinations recommended between the ages of 11 and 12 (Tdap and Meningococcal are the others). But do you really understand what HPV is and why the vaccine is so strongly recommended for cancer prevention?

  • Vaccinations: The Ultimate Child Protection Plan

    As parents, we are constantly concerned about keeping our kids safe and healthy. Car seats, cabinet locks, safety gates, and smoke alarms are all part of our gig as the parents of little ones. What's missing from that list? Vaccinations!

  • Colon Cancer Screening is Easy

    According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Iowa. But it doesn't have to be. It is one of the most preventable types of cancer. If you are 50 or older, a screening test could save your life!

  • Fact or Fiction? Flu Shot Myth Busters

    Flu (influenza) season is right around the corner. As healthcare professionals, we field a lot of questions about flu vaccine. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this particular vaccine. And these myths tend to resurface each fall. So here are my TOP 5 FLU SHOT MYTH BUSTERS:

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